Bird-brained, but awfully smart

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:18 pm

by Megan Jones Living in the city makes you smarter – if you’re a bird that is. According to research by Jean-Nicolas Audet, a doctoral student in the Department of Biology, urban birds are bolder, healthier and more intelligent than their rural counterparts. Audet and his colleagues, University of Sydney postdoctoral fellow Simon Ducatez and [...]

Research network focuses on kids with brain-based disabilities

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Children with conditions such as cerebral palsy and autism have an important new ally in CHILD-BRIGHT.

Taking the “creepy” out of online shopping

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

VarageSale’s Tami Zuckerman, BEd’02, credits much of the popularity of her virtual garage sale app to the way it helps nurture a sense of community.

Managing millions – while still in school

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:18 pm

by Kate Sheridan BA&Sc’14 About 35 people will walk into a $3.5-million investment management operation and begin to work as analysts this summer. But they won’t be recent grads – well, not alums of finance programs. In fact, they’ll just be beginning their degrees in finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management. These students will [...]

A champion for First Nations children

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

When Cindy Blackstock, MMgmt’03, took on the federal government, the government didn’t always fight fair. She prevailed and her victory could be a game-changer for aboriginal children.

How AlphaGo (and two McGillians) made AI history

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

The computer program AlphaGo‘s recent win over top Go player Lee Sedol made international headlines. Meet the two McGill grads who helped AlphaGo make history.

Rewriting the book on hockey analytics

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:30 am

Sportlogiq, a company co-founded by two McGill graduates, keeps careful track of the more than 3,000 events that take place during a hockey game. So far, 10 NHL teams have signed up for their services.

A computer’s perspective on how literature works

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Can a computer’s quantitative analysis shed light on some of the inner workings of literature? That’s the mission for McGill professor Andrew Piper and .txtLAB.

Big thinking for small spaces

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm

With his award-winning micro-apartments, Eric Bunge, BSc(Arch)’89, BArch’91, might radically change the way that people live in New York.

Parliament from a woman’s perspective

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:58 pm

McGill’s Women In House program offers female students a unique opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes glimpse at life on Parliament Hill.